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YouTube TV adds a bunch of channels, but the cost is about to go up

YouTube TV adds a bunch of channels, but the cost is about to go up

Following a major leak earlier this week, Google has officially announced an expansion to its YouTube TV service. With this expansion comes several new major channels, including Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, and more. The expansion doesn't only cover entertainment channels, however, also adding sports content for fans, particularly those looking ahead to March Madness.

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Vizio Alexa control goes live for 4K TVs

Vizio Alexa control goes live for 4K TVs

Vizio TVs are learning to play nicely with Amazon Alexa, with a new skill for the virtual assistant that enables voice control of select sets. The Vizio SmartCast skill for Amazon Alexa can, when enabled on an Echo speaker or other device that supports the assistant, remotely turn the TV on and off by voice, as well as replace other features you'd usually have to reach for the remote for.

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Hulu Live TV adds 60fps support for Showtime, Adult Swim, NBC and more

Hulu Live TV adds 60fps support for Showtime, Adult Swim, NBC and more

Hulu has just introduced 60fps support on its Live TV service. The new support is in testing now and only available on a certain number of channels, though some of them are quite popular ones. According to Hulu, 60fps support has been the feature most requested by subscribers. The support will be rolling out in phases "due to the dependencies required," Hulu explained in a Reddit post.

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Hulu makes up for Super Bowl disruption with free month of service

Hulu makes up for Super Bowl disruption with free month of service

Hulu is trying to make up for an unfortunate incident that happened over the weekend: its Live TV service experienced a disruption during the end of Super Bowl LII. Impacted customers lost access to the stream in the final moments of the game, effectively ruining the event for many football fans who were, to put it mildly, not happy about the incident.

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Amazon taps Arnold Schwarzenegger for original western series Outrider

Amazon taps Arnold Schwarzenegger for original western series Outrider

Amazon has a new original series in the works, a western drama dubbed Outrider. The series will be starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, according to sources, as both a show star and as an executive producer. Schwarzenegger will be executive producing alongside Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan executive producer Mace Neufeld, Trey Callaway, and Mark Montgomery.

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Game of Thrones season 8 to premiere in April 2019

Game of Thrones season 8 to premiere in April 2019

Fans of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones are no stranger to long waits between seasons, and it's been known for some time that the wait for the show's eighth and final season would be especially long. But things were made even worse when it was announced earlier this month that Game of Thrones would be returning until sometime in 2019. Fortunately Maisie Williams, the actress who plays Arya Stark, has narrowed down that window to something a bit more specific.

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Fire TV update brings Single Sign-On support for cable apps

Fire TV update brings Single Sign-On support for cable apps

The Fire TV is popular with cord-cutters, but many users still pay for a live television service. With that live TV service -- whether cable, satellite, or OTT -- comes the option of authenticating cable apps that provide users with on-demand and, in some cases, livestreaming access to content. Actually authenticating those apps, though, is a long, annoying process.

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T-Mobile TV service nears as Uncarrier closes Layer3 acquisition

T-Mobile TV service nears as Uncarrier closes Layer3 acquisition

T-Mobile has plans to introduce its own television service, a plan that involves the company Layer3 -- or, more specifically, its tech and talent. In a statement today, the Uncarrier revealed that it has finalized its acquisition of Layer3 TV, paving the way for the launch of its TV service later on this year. The TV service will be available to everyone once it arrives, and T-Mobile says that includes Verizon and AT&T subscribers.

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Facebook orders Sacred Lies 10-episode drama based on Grimm story

Facebook orders Sacred Lies 10-episode drama based on Grimm story

Facebook just ordered ten episodes in a series tentatively called Sacred Lies. This show is based on a Grimm Brothers story called "The Handless Maiden" and "The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly" novel by Stephanie Oakes. Blumhouse Television will be part of the production, as well the director of and an executive producer from the show True Blood.

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2018 Winter Olympic Games Preview launches on Netflix: It’ll disappear on Feb 25

2018 Winter Olympic Games Preview launches on Netflix: It’ll disappear on Feb 25

NBC has launched a pair of preview shows for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and they're both available to stream on Netflix starting today. The Games preview is listed as a single show on Netflix comprised of two episodes, each its own half-hour preview of the games. The first episode, called "Go for the Gold," profiles some US Olympians, while the other episode, "Meet Team USA," talks to some athletes who are part of Team USA.

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The Walking Dead renewed for season nine on AMC

The Walking Dead renewed for season nine on AMC

In what should come as little surprise, TV network AMC announced this weekend that its hit zombie apocalypse show, The Walking Dead, will be returning for a ninth season this fall. The news comes with an interesting shakeup behind the camera as well, as Scott M. Gimple, TWD's showrunner since season four, is being replaced by writer and co-executive producer Angela Kang.

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John Wick spin-off TV series coming to Starz

John Wick spin-off TV series coming to Starz

Fans of the John Wick movies are in for a nice surprise: the rumored spin-off TV series has been given the greenlight for development, and will be coming to Starz at some point in the future. Titled The Continental, the series will be set in the same world of the John Wick movies but won't star Keanu Reeves as Wick, the assassin out for revenge for his murdered dog. Instead, the show will focus on the Continental, the hotel where films' assassins hang out, and its stories.

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